The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) says more than 100 women have registered to its newly launched ‘Global Cement and Concrete Industry Women’s Network.’ The UK association is seeking to establish women leaders and experts in the cement and concrete industry.
The group allows women to share content, thoughts and ideas amongst peers to help promote concrete as a sustainable building material.
GCCA says the network aims to ensure gender diversity in conference panels, by providing a ready network of talent and experience, and to create a culture of diversity across the industry.
Claude Lorea, GCCA cement director, says: “As a matter of principle improving gender diversity and equity is important, as well as ensuring that girls at school are attracted to the range of professions and careers we can offer. Importantly also, more and more studies show that companies with diversity at senior levels perform better generally and across all three sustainability pillars – economic, environmental, and social.”